August 2010

fan

Vandalism in Australia. "Youth is disintegrating. The youngsters of the land have a disrespect for their elders and a contempt for authority in every form. Vandalism is rife, and crime of all kinds is rampant among our young people. The nation is in peril." No, I haven't just taken that from the editorial of a [...]

bob katter

In my original post Australian politics explained from the middle of last year, I tried to give an outline of how it all works out here. But as I wrote that article, I had no idea Australian politics could be so much fun. Let's take a look at where we are today following last Saturday's [...]

Dream house

Without a doubt, one of the great things about moving to Australia is the opportunity of buying your dream home. Yes, we've had many a debate here about which houses are cheaper between the UK and Australia, but there is no doubt which houses are bigger. In fact, as you will have read in my [...]

JobMob

But first, the latest news. I stayed up late Saturday night to watch the result come in live. They said it was too close to call and it did go right to the wire. But in the end, we got a result. Stoke City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Yes, English Premier League football is back! [...]

beach

Welcome to my first ever blog post on a Saturday. Yes, it is Saturday, but only just. It's 1 AM Saturday morning here and I do usually like to post a little earlier than this. Like on Friday! I am late for a reason, you will find out why in a minute. So the big [...]

Australia magazine

Australia & New Zealand Magazine Pt 2. You will, no doubt, recall me announcing with some pride my appearance in the UK magazine Australia & New Zealand as a columnist in their series called Expat Diary. If you haven't yet read my first ever article to appear on the shelves in a national UK Magazine [...]

Australia map

It's been a while since I had my last holiday, May actually. Oh, that's not so long ago is it? Anyway, if you remember, I went to Alice Springs and Uluru. I suppose most of you already know that Uluru is slap bang in the middle of Australia. Anyway, I realised over the weekend that [...]

Money

Who is it, here in Australia, who takes on average 23 cents out of every dollar Australians spent? Surely there is only one answer to that, it has to be the taxman doesn't it? No, it isn't. Would you like a clue? Okay, so you've run out of milk, sugar, breakfast cereals and of course [...]

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